LASBO Who Should Attend Certification Program Sponsors

Who Should Attend
LASBO's Board of Directors established its
Professional Certification Program in December
1992. This is a voluntary program of professional
certification that leads to four types of designations:
The LASBO Fall Workshop brings together the
entire central business office staff in an
informal learning environment. Finance
directors, department heads, accounting staff,
payroll and purchasing personnel, IS personnel, auditors and others interested in the topics
are all encouraged to attend.
• Certified Louisiana School Business
Administrator (CLSBA)
• Certified Louisiana School Business
Official (CLSBO)
• Certified Louisiana School Business
Specialist (CLSBS)
• Certified Louisiana Charter School
Business Professional (CLCSBP)
The certification program is open to LASBO
members employed full-time in the central
business office of a school system in Louisiana.
A certification application form can be downloaded from LASBO's website
LASBO currently has 225 active school business
officials employed in 71 school systems throughout Louisiana.
Persons attending the Fall Workshop may earn
credit toward the education requirements (maximum of two course works). Persons who are
already certified may earn up to six hours toward
Deadline for certification applications is
December 19.
Register Early!
Registration should be received by October
17. The cost is $75/person. After October 17,
please include a $15 late fee. Checks should
be made payable to LASBO Fall Workshop.
Full refunds through October 17; $15 withheld
from October 18-27; and no refunds after
October 27.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the
Paragon Hotel in Marksville. Rates are $91
single or double (standard rooms in North &
South Towers) and $114 single or double
(Atrium Tower Rooms). An extra $30 is
charged for third person in room.
These rooms will be held until October 14 or
until block is sold out. Call (800) 642-7777 to
make your reservation, and refer to the LASBO
2014 Fall Workshop (Code #LASN04G).
Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check out is 11
Billie Tripp, Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 1029
Gonzales, LA 70707-1029
(225) 644-0619
Fax: (225) 644-0122
[email protected]
Program Sponsors
The following program sponsors have
graciously agreed to assist LASBO with their
food and beverage functions:
Tuesday Evening Reception - 6-9 pm
• First Financial Group of America
Wednesday Morning Continental Breakfast
• Taylor & Sons Insurance & Financial Services
Breaks and Wednesday Luncheon
• Allen, Green & Williamson, LLP
• Argent Financial Group
• Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
• Benefit Analyst, LLC
• Capital One Bank
• Concept Electronics
• EDgear LLC
• Excel Software Professionals / alio
• Faulk & Winkler, LLC
• Foley & Judell, LLP
• Fontenot Benefits & Actuarial Consulting
• Frontline Technologies Group
• Kelly Services
• LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
• Milliman
• Postlethwaite & Netterville
• Raymond James & Associates
• Regions Bank
• Reliant Investment Management, LLC
• Risk Services of Louisiana, LLC
• Software & Services, LLC
• TRA, Inc.
November 4-5, 2014
Paragon Hotel
711 Paragon Place
Marksville, LA 71351
(800) 642-7777
sponsored by
Louisiana Association of
School Business Officials
Program Agenda
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Early Bird Social (Ballroom Section)
sponsored by First Financial Group of America
6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:45 a.m.
Registration / Visit Sponsor Tables
7:45-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Mari Center)
12-1:00 p.m.
Luncheon (Mari Center)
Registration Form
LASBO Fall Workshop
November 4-5, 2013
Paragon Hotel, Marksville, LA
• sponsored by firms listed in brochure
Badge Nick Name ______________________
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Position ______________________________
Workshop #5: "Business Manager 101 & Swap Shop"
School/Agency _________________________
A presentation of the basic fundamentals that a new CFO for a local school district
would need to know in order to become functional in their position, followed by a
general discussion of current topics as time allows.
• Bill Hebert, Director of Finance, Jefferson Davis Parish Schools
Address ______________________________
City/State/Zip __________________________
sponsored by Taylor & Sons Insurance & Financial Services
Workshop #6: "Public Bid Law & Legislative Update"
9:00-12 noon
Workshop #1: "The Omni Circular Training"ns"
This workshop will provide training on the recent federal grants reform contained in the Omni
Circular. The new grant reform was issued on December 26, 2013, and covers all aspects of grants
administration. The Omni Circular will impact the way federal programs are administered. Final rules
will be in effect on December 26, 2014.
• Bonnie Little Graham, Associate, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
Workshop #2: "Employment & Legal Issues"
Overview of court cases involving school personnel will be discussed. Additioinally, recent legislation affecting schools will be reviewed.
• Robert L. Hammonds, Partner, Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP
• Jon K. Guice, Partner, Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP
Workshop #3: "School Activity Funds"
This session will address Student Activity Fund policies and best practices including fundraisers,
concessions, receipts, disbursements and potential fraud areas. There will be an opportunity for
audience interaction and questions.
• Jeff Howard, Facilitator, Chief Internal Auditor, Caddo Parish School Board
• Wayne Foster, Director of Internal Audit, Calcasieu Parish Schools
• Charles A. Riddle III, District Attorney, 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office
The AG's Office will provide a basic understanding of the bid law and will also
include a legislative update with recent changes. Additionally, case law and AG
Opinions will be shared. Time will be allowed for questions.
• Rick McGimsey, Assistant Attorney General, LA Department of Justice
• Michael Vallan, Assistant Attorney General, LA Department of Justice
Workshop #7: "Practical Applications in Using Excel from a
Business Manager's Perspective"
This workshop is designed for beginners; however, some areas will meet
intermediate needs. The presenter will share tips that he learned through years
of using Excel. Participants may bring a laptop; however, be sure it is fully
charged because electrical outlets are not available in the classroom.
• James Odom, Business Manager, Jackson Parish School Board
Workshop #8: "EQ vs IQ"
Professional training and education measure the effectiveness of the team ... But
emotional intelligence measures the success of the team. Join Barbara as she
discusses how intellectual intelligence is important, but emotional intelligence is
essential in the workplace.
• Barbara Green, LPC, LMFT, President, Inner Reflections
4:00 p.m.
Workshop #4: "Health Care Reform: Are You Ready for the IRS Reporting?"
Although the Affordable Care Act continues to be hotly contested on a political level, the pieces from
a compliance standpoint are coming together. This workshop will provide a detailed discussion on
upcoming requirements. Topics will include payment of fees, identifying full-time employees,
avoiding penalties and IRS reporting. Speakers will also provide employer action steps and field
questions from the audience.
• Brandon A. Lagarde, CPA, Tax Director, Postlethwaite & Netterville
• Andy Impastato, Vice President, Client Compliance, BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.
Phone (
Fax (
) ________________________
) ___________________________
Email: _______________________________
Concurrent Workshops (9-12 - choose one)
#1 The Omni Circular Training
#2 Employment & Legal Issues
#3 School Activity Funds
#4 Health Care Reform
Concurrent Workshops (1-4 - choose one)
#5 Business Manager 101 & Swap Shop
#6 Public Bid Law & Legislative Update
#7 Practical Applications in Excel
#8 EQ vs IQ
Do you plan to eat lunch?
Registration Fee:
Late fee (after 10/17)
Credit Card Payment
Account # ________________________________
Exp. Date ________________________________
Checks Payable to LASBO Conference
P.O. Box 1029, Gonzales, LA 70707-1029
ATTN: Billie Tripp, Coordinator
225-644-0122 (fax)